For the S&D Group, the only centre-left candidate for Italy is PierLuigi Bersani
Said Hannes Swoboda: „Mario Monti has done a good job in helping Italy to regain credibility and stability, leading a technocratic government based on national unity. But now it is time for politics and for citizens‘ voices to be heard.
„The recent primaries organised by the PD and their allies, where millions of citizens participated in two rounds of votes, were a great democratic success. The Partito Democratico is the clearest pro-European party in Italy and the best candidate is PierLuigi Bersani.“